As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]
Can’t I just focus on getting through my degree before I start thinking about a job!?
Well… no. Not if you want a graduate job.
After a year of arduously slaving my way towards a First Class Honours Degree, I thought I’d be able to pick up a job as easily as a packet of Extra chewing gum at the New World self-checkout. Incidentally, so did my parents, and my friend’s parents, and just about every Baby Boomer that I […]
When it comes to attitudes around workplace diversity, millennials have it sorted. A recent survey by Weber Shandwick and the Institute for Public Relations asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults their perceptions about diversity and inclusion. One of the standout findings was that millennials are more tuned-in to diversity issues at work and more likely […]
“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]
I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]
“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]
There is no getting away from it – the best jobs most often come from word-of-mouth. By word-of-mouth, I don’t necessarily mean from close friends or family, it can come from colleagues, lecturers, tutors, the corner dairy owner, ministers, shop assistants, friends of friends, people you might meet at a conference, a social event, even […]
With competition for jobs high and employers looking for work experience, the demand for internships is increasing all the time. Whilst many of these internships are paid, we are seeing a growth in the number of unpaid internships being offered. Internships are not defined in the Employment Relations Act and unpaid interns are considered volunteers […]
It’s a pretty plain title for a blog and maybe in this day and age with the all the media by which you can market yourself, the paper CV may soon be a thing of the past. As this post in Recruitment Grapvine suggests, the CV is evolving: The face of recruitment has evolved to keep up […]